Friday, September 4, 2015

Print: The Lookout

Last week I came across a small abandoned house while driving through Prairie Grove, Illinois. The entire front of the house was black and charred from a fire that must have happened decades ago. I found the first floor of the house to be incredibly dark, since many of the downstairs windows were still boarded up and a thick patch of trees engulfed the lower portion of the home. However, after climbing my way up the winding stairway, sunlight streamed through the house and I was treated to an awesome view of the countryside. In one of the upstairs rooms this chair was set up right next a giant hole in the wall. I sat in it for a few minutes and enjoyed the cool breeze.

To photograph the chair, I used my Mamiya C330 with a 55mm lens, on Ilford Delta 400 film. The physical print is 10x10 inches.